Jetpacks were an item that were teased last season by Epic, but it was delayed and the Hunting Rifle was introduced instead. It has now been confirmed the must anticipated Jetpack will be introduced to Fortnite as a limited time item. Solid Gold LTM is back, but now includes the Heavy Shotgun and Burst Assault Rifle! Read more below:

WELCOME TO THE V4.2 CONTENT UPDATE,

Introducing a new item that’ll send you sky high: Jetpacks. Jetpacks are part of a brand new item type that coming to Battle Royale called Backpacks. Not to be confused with Back Bling, Backpacks are strictly gameplay items and cannot be purchased as cosmetics. Backpacks will fill an inventory slot, just like a weapon or consumable and have a variety of uses. For more info, check out the notes below.
Jetpack
Take the battle sky high. The first of a new item type, Backpacks.

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Limited Time Mode: Solid Gold v2
All Legendary weapons, all the time. Now including the Heavy Shotgun and Legendary Burst Assault Rifle!

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Archaeolo Jess (Save the World)
Pursue the unknown! Explore every corner of the map with this new hero, coming soon to the event store.

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BATTLE ROYALE

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Jetpack added.
    • Legendary Rarity.
    • Found in Treasure Chests.
    • The Jetpack is the first of a new item type: Backpacks.
      • Backpacks take an inventory slot (like weapons & consumables) and can be moved to different positions.
      • Only one Backpack can be carried at a time.
        • If you pick up a different Backpack, it will be automatically swapped with the one currently equipped.
      • When a Backpack is fully consumed, it will be automatically destroyed.
      • While a Backpack is equipped, your Back Bling cosmetics will be hidden.
        • Back Bling will be reapplied when the Backpack is no longer equipped.
    • The Jetpack is engaged by jumping while in mid-air, providing additional mobility.
      • While flying, there is a limited duration it can be used before it must charge again.
        • Recharge begins when the Jetpack is not in use.
      • You can not enter Targeting Mode while in the air.
        • On controller, using the Targeting Mode input will trigger the Jetpack.
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GAMEPLAY

  • Limited Time Mode: Solid Gold v2
    • All weapon drops are legendary!
      • Floor Drops: High chance of Hand Cannon & Suppressed Pistols. Low chance of Assault Rifle & Sniper Rifle.
      • Chests: High chance of Assault Rifle, Minigun & Sniper Rifle. Low chance of Heavy Shotgun & Rocket/Grenade Launchers. No Pistols.
      • Supply Drops: High chance of Rocket/Grenade Launchers, Medium chance of Sniper Rifles. Low chance of Heavy Shotgun & Assault Rifles. No Pistols.
    • 50% extra stone and metal resources gained from farming.
    • Stone Floor Drops increased to 60 per pickup.
    • Metal Floor Drops increased to 90 per pickup.
    • Increased drop rates of: Chug Jugs, Slurp Juice, Shields, all Special Grenades, Launch Pads and Campfires.
    • Decreased drop rates of: Grenades, Spike Traps and Bandages.
  • Limited Time Mode: Close Encounters
    • Close quarters combat with Shotguns & Jetpacks!
    • The only guns in this mode are the various types of Shotguns.
      • Jetpacks & Heavy Shotguns can be found in Chests & Supply Drops.
      • Other Shotgun types are spawned as Floor Loot.
    • The storm moves in more quickly than normal mid to late game.
    • Typical match length is about 15 minutes.
    • Stats are enabled for this mode.
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Co-founder, Lead Writer and Finance at Fortnite Insider. Khadija has been gaming for more than 10 years in her free time, playing mainly FPS and Fortnite with over 500 hours played. Khadija specializes in challenge guides and breaking news. BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance. Contact: [email protected]

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